Developed World

Pain without gain: the truth about austerity

The Conservative project has left productivity and prosperity in tatters while plunging us into ever more debt<p>There are few people in the developed world who still cling to the maxim that “home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt”.<p>These days we can’t …

George Osborne

We’re Looking for 40 People to Transform the Lives of 650m People

Know anyone who wants to start a new tech business that makes a big social impact, but who also needs help with finding a great co-founder, time and …

Innovation

Employment rate passes 2007 peak in developed world, says OECD

Report highlights ‘paradox’ of record jobs and anger over inequality<p>The number of people in work in the developed world has finally surpassed …

Economics

Is the developed world we’ve created giving us cancer?

One in eight American women will suffer breast cancer during their lifetimes<p>I had assumed that the small lump in my breast was a blocked milk duct from nursing my seven-month-old son. The news that I had stage 2 breast cancer stunned.<p>“But it’s not in my family,” I told the radiologist. “And I have …

Lifestyle

Cash Is Piling Up In The Corporate Sector

The corporate world, especially the biggest firms, are enjoying record profits and cash balances in the developed world.<p>Whilst they have been saving …

Developed Countries

Texas has the highest maternal death rate in the developed world, but GOP lawmakers don't care

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Liberal POV

Texas Has Highest Rate Of Pregnancy-Related Deaths In Developed World, New Study Finds

Texas has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths not only in the United States, but in the entire developed world.<p>This startling statistic, …

Public Health

Texas lawmakers spent so much time bickering over abortion, they failed to address pregnancy deaths

Texas Republicans have done a bang-up job when it comes to passing incredibly outrageous and restrictive abortion legislation this year. Last month, …

Liberal POV

Five things to look out for in the world economy this week

This week the UK general election – and of course last night’s heinous terrorist attack in London – drowns out everything, or at least it does for …

World Economy

Texas lawmakers fail to take action to address pregnancy deaths

This year’s session has ended, and lawmakers don’t reconvene until 2019.

United States

Technosplit: The bifurcation of humanity

Will social inequality soon be programmed into our DNA?<p>The chasm between rich and poor in the world has become so extreme it is frequently difficult to grasp. The eight richest men in the world now own as much as the entire bottom half of the world’s population. The wealthy OECD countries, …

Human Rights

How to invest like the professionals

Most investors hold bank shares and deposits, which book-end a rich capital structure. Yet few have exposure to the assets that reside in between — …

Finance

The globalisation counter-reaction

The 1914 effectThe globalisation counter-reaction<p>Globalisation is a highly disruptive force. It provoked a reaction in the early 20th century. Are we …

Business (UK)

Author and activist Naomi Klein reveals how to get beyond Trump’s shock politics

Naomi Klein understands that President Donald J. Trump is <i>a</i> problem, but he is not <i>the</i> problem.<p>In her new book, <i>No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s</i> …

Liberal POV

The Way to Power the Next Billion Consumers

Electricity generated in the same place it's used can run the home appliances people want most.<p>More than a billion people worldwide live without reliable access to electricity. Providing them with power will require hundreds of billions of dollars of investment, vast deployment of technology, and …

Energy

FactCheck Q&A: does Australia have one of the highest progressive tax rates in the developed world?

<b>The Conversation fact-checks claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9:35pm. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via</b> …

Social Justice

Jobless Recoveries: Exploring Technology's Role

Lambert here: Muffled policy prescription at the end…<p><i>By Georg Graetz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, Uppsala University, and Guy</i> …

Economics

There's a probability that another recession could happen – but you won't hear politicians saying that

Here’s something that our politicians up for election next month don’t talk about. It is the probability that there will, sometime in the next five …

S&P 500 Index

U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World

NPR and ProPublica teamed up for a six-month long investigation on maternal mortality in the U.S. Among our key findings:<p>More American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country. Only in the U.S. has the rate of women who die been rising.<br>• There's a hodgepodge …

Public Health

Medical Attention On Infant At Childbirth Can Sometimes Be At Expense Of Mother’s Health

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and ProPublica and NPR report that 60 percent are preventable. In other public …

Public Health

He Called God an 'Utter Maniac' on TV — And Then the Police Showed Up at His Door

He made the comment two years ago, but now British comedian and humanist Stephen Fry may face blasphemy charges in Ireland.<p>According to the …

Policing

Developed World Upturn Helps Sustain Global Economic Growth At Start Of Q2

The global economy sustained robust growth momentum at the start of the second quarter, according to PMI survey data. Slower growth in the emerging …

Developed Countries

After Beating Down Banks, Home Capital May Hurt Canada's Economy - Bloomberg

Everyone’s talking about this Canadian mortgage company.<p>The downward spiral of Home Capital Group Inc. is rippling across North America as investors …

This Company Is Charging $750,000 for Eggs and Sperm From "Genetically Desirable" People

Billionaire Matchmaker<p>Roughly 150 years ago, Charles Darwin shared his theory of natural selection with the world. It is through this evolutionary …

Genetics

Australia Holds Rates as Inflation Speeds Up, Stimulus Signs Mount - Bloomberg

Australia kept interest rates unchanged as faster inflation and signals of looming fiscal stimulus combine with an upswing in global …

Australia

3 questions the 'new normal' raises about our understanding of macroeconomics

Slowly but surely, a bruised and battered global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise. If the International Monetary …

Economics

The era of ‘deflationary progress’ means betting on automation

Investors need to come to reconcile themselves to the contradiction of progress and slower growth<p>One hundred days into the Trump administration …

Economics

China can suck in Asian exports only for so long

EM investors have benefited but growth rates are set to slow<p>Whenever Hong Kong’s exports enjoy a pick-up, economists tend to look for some …

China

MetLife CEO Says Industries Must Forfeit ‘Sacred’ Tax Preference - Bloomberg

MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian said industries must be willing to forfeit some of their advantages in the tax code in order for …

Business

Developing world has economic lessons for the developed world

by Stephen Roach<p>Slowly but surely, a bruised and battered global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise. If the …

Economics